Monday, July 28, 2008

Taelynn's photo shoot

I am soooo proud of myself! On Saturday I took Taelynn out to have her pictures taken of her in her new baptism dress. She is getting baptized this Saturday, so I wanted to take some pictures so that Chris could make a baptism announcement. We took her to the top of Alpine Loop and then to Thanksgiving point. I took 150 pictures!!! There were so many cute ones that I decided to make a video of the photos set to music. These were just a FEW of some of my favorites. I uploaded the video that I made to youtube and have the link below so you can go and view it. Enjoy! DISCLAIMER...I am NOT a professional photographer OR movie maker, so please don't be too harsh in the comments! I am very happy with how they turned out...not to bad for using my cute little pink Sony camera! (Plus it was FREE! Always a plus!!!) I really tried to think out of the box and be creative with the shots (Thanks Bekki for inspiring me!) Of course it always helps to have a beautiful subject matter!!! Tae was such a trooper and really didn't need to be coached, I guess she is a natural model (lucky her).

To see the video go to this address

You can't really tell, but she was spinning in circles in this photo

Saturday, July 26, 2008

amy's bday dinner

On Wednesday we took Amy out for her birthday. We ate at one of our favorites, The Cheesecake Factory. I LOVE this place! The food and the company was fantastic! Thanks girlies for a fun filled evening! I love you both dearly!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A little about my hubby!

I don't normally do these, but I thought that it would be fun for my kids to read someday. Plus, maybe some of you do not know my hunky husband as well as I do, so this is a great way to get to know him a little. Anyone that has ever met Chris will agree with me when I say that he is one of the most humble, honest, wonderful men that I have ever met. I feel so blessed that the Lord saw fit to send him into my life. I really am not deserving of him and in my opinion could have done so much better for himself. But his lose is my gain! I love you babe!

1-What's your husband's full name? Well I call him babe, my Italian soccer player or my hotty with a naughty body. But at birth he was given Chris
2-How long have the two of you been together? Wow a long time! We will celebrate our 12th anniversary in September.
3-How long did you date? I am embarrassed to say this, but we started dating the first part of April and got engaged the end of May. I always said that I would date my future husband for at least two years before we got married. Hmmm, not sure what changed that (probably hormones)
4-Who eats more? Him for sure, but he is a work out maniac, so he has to eat about 6,000 calories to MAINTAIN his weight! Doesn't that make you want to VOMIT?!
5-Who said, "I love you, first?" Uh, that would be me, in a letter that I wrote him when I gave him a Celine Dion CD that had our song on it. He just looked at me after he read it and said "you love me?" I still remember how he said it and the look on his face.
6-Who is taller? Chris is BARELY taller, if I wear heels then I think we are the same height.
7-Who sings better? Um... that is a no brainer. Chris could be a professional singer, I always say that his voice is what 'swooned' me (is swooned a word?)
8-Who is smarter? Definitely Chris, he uses all sorts of big words that I don't understand. He is a pretty smart cookie!
9-Who does the laundry? I will copy my friend on this answer and say the laundry fairy, Chris ONLY does laundry when he is out of garments and then he ONLY puts his stuff in the washer, no matter how few items that is.
10-Who does the dishes? The hired help. That's me. I work for peanuts. Peanut M&Ms that is. (Again, I stole this answer from my fit too well) Actually I do the dishes most of the time because he cooks most of the time. He could be a chef!
11-Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If laying in the bed, then he is on the right side.
12-Who pays the bills? ME! I had to take over because SOMEONE was forgetting to pay some of the bills and utilities were being threatened to be shut off! I like it this way anyway because then I know how much I can spend on shopping!
13- Who mows the lawn? Uh, when it gets mowed it normally is Chris, but the other day I was out doing it and the neighbor felt sorry for me and brought over his riding lawn mower and edger and finished it off. I am also the ONLY one that shovels the driveway...even when I am six months pregnant! IN his defense, I am OCD about snow on the driveway. I HATE to drive on it when snow is there, it just makes it harder to get off and then it turns to ice!
14-Who cooks dinner? I think I already answered this...mostly Chris. But that is because he doesn't like the FOUR things that I know how to make and rotate making. LOL Plus, he REALLY enjoys creating dishes.
15-Who drives when you are together? Usually him. I always get car sick when he drives the BMW because he becomes a crazy race car driver when he drives that car.
16-Who is more stubborn? I would say him...I give into him ALL the time, so he generally gets his own way and wins any argument.
17-Who kissed who first? He kissed me. (a way cute story that someday I MIGHT blog about) He was SOOO nervous, I was only his second kiss and I was kind of a pro at it. :-0 I always say that I trained him well!
18-Who asked who out first? He asked me and I actually kind of stood him up for the date (according to him) Actually what happened is I decided to go with my family to Lake Powell the day before at midnight, so it was too late to call him and cancel. I asked my roommate to tell him sorry for me when he came to pick me up. Ok...I can see now that that was completely horrid for me to do that. He said that he wasn't going to ask me out again, but I guess he just couldn't resist! HAHA
19-Who proposed? Chris did, just read the post below about our engagement story.
20-Who is more sensitive? For sure me, just ask Chris
21-Who has more friends? Me. Chris was never one to need a bunch of friends like I seem to need. He is a good friend though and the friends that he does have are great friends that he has had for years!
22-Who has more siblings? Chris.
23-Who wears the pants in the family? That is tough, when it comes to money, I always feel like I need to discuss things before I purchase them. Chris just runs out and buys it and then tells me what he has done. I guess he IS the bread winner in the family. Like I said, he is stubborn, so it is hard to get my way a lot.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Memory game

1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.And if you're just a "lurker" that I don't know very well, please use this as an excuse to comment and say hello!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Taelynn

Today my sweet Taelynn turned 8! I remember the day she was born and I can't believe how fast that time has gone by. We didn't know that we were having a girl, so when it was announced that she was a girl I was thrilled that Sienna would have a little sister. Taelynn is one of the sweetest little girls, she is so tender-hearted and kind. She takes such good care of her little brother, each night she tells me that she loves me "a million much" and gives me a big hug and kiss. I love to hear her laughter and see how her eyes twinkle when she smiles. What a joy she is to have in our family. Happy birthday Tae-Tae!

She looks like she is up to something in this picture

Opening presents
My mom has a tradition with the girls on their birthday to take them to build-a-bear and let them create an animal... this is the picture of the animals that both the girls picked out. Thanks mom, they had a blast today!For Tae's birthday dinner, Chris created a sushi bar, one of Tae's favorite food. We had never made Sushi before, so this was such a fun meal for us. The girls loved creating their own sushi rolls.

Happy Birthday AnaLeigha

Five years ago yesterday we welcomed the sweetest little girl into our family. We had no idea if we were having a boy or girl, but everyone thought that we were having a boy. How surprised we were when the midwife said that it was a girl! Ana, we LOVE having your sweet little spirit in our home. You are such a wonderful daughter and your mom and dad love you so much!
For Ana's birthday we first went out to eat breakfast at IHOP then later we went to the matinee Horton Hears a Who and we LOADED up on popcorn, YUM! Then that evening we went to Kangaroo Zoo (which is a HUGE bounce playground). I think that she had a fun filled birthday. We love you Ana!!!I took some pictures of Ana in her new birthday outfit....what a little muffin
I love this one of her...just look at those cheeks!
Opening her presents
Her stash of stuff

Breakfast at IHOP
Sienna was in no mood for picture taking

A birthday ice cream sunday

Faze just LOVED this place! I was amazed at how good he was at climbing up even the high slides! Crazy boy!!!

Sienna was in no mood for pictures.....AGAIN!